Three under pressure police officers have apologised for their apparent poor judgement during a briefing the media about the plebgate scandal.
The three police officers Ken MacKaill, Stuart Hinton, and Chris Jones said they had not planned to mislead the public.
All three came under increased pressure and scrutiny when Andrew Mitchell, who’s covert recording contradicted the police officers account of the meeting.
Mitchell resigned from his cheif whip position after a foul mouthed rant at police officers, who’s account calls the officers ‘plebs’ a word mitchell commonly used around west minster.
Insp MacKaill from West Mercia Police, Det Sgt Hinton from Warwickshire Police, and Sgt Jones from West Midlands Police said they had decided to issue a statement “in response to public concern generated by the widely reported outcome of West Mercia’s investigation into matters arising from the meeting”.
“The reputation of, and public confidence in, the police service is of immense concern to each of us.
“We acknowledge the investigation’s criticism relating to our poor judgement in talking to the media following the meeting with Andrew Mitchell, for which we take this opportunity to apologise.
“We would like to emphasise (as we did to the investigation) that in no way did any of us ever plan or intend to mislead anyone about what occurred during this meeting or otherwise.”
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